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ERIC Number: ED069158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Let's Be Amigos: Title VII Bilingual Project. Evaluation of the Second Year 1970-1971.
Offenberg, Robert M.; And Others
The "Let's Be Amigos" bilingual education program seeks to meet the needs of both Spanish-speaking pupils living in the Philadelphia community and English-speaking pupils living in linguistically diverse neighborhoods. This document presents an evaluation of the three curriculum formats used in the program during the second year. The Model A program uses a team-teaching approach, in which an English-speaking and a Spanish-speaking teacher work with a pair of classes, each having English- and Spanish-speaking pupils. For language instruction in each language, the groups are homogeneous; the groups are mixed for joint activities. The Model B program, not fully implemented, makes use of itinerant, second language specialists working with homogeneous Latino and Anglo classes in second language instruction. Mother-tongue instruction is provided by native speakers. Ideally, both classes would participate in joint activities. In the Arriba program, pupils who have begun their education in a Spanish-speaking area and who need or wish to study in Spanish study science, mathematics, and social studies in Spanish and English as a second language in grades three through twelve. This report describes the objectives and procedures of each program and provides a detailed evaluation of each. For an evaluation of the first year, see ED 046 295. (VM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Schools, English (Second Language), Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Skills, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Programs, Secondary Schools, Spanish, Spanish Speaking
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.